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24 hrs at the Somme, 1 July 1916

Author: Robert J Kershaw
Publisher: London : WH Allen, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, Robert Kershaw attempts to understand the carnage, using the voices of the British and German soldiers who lived through that awful day. In the early hours of 1 July 1916, the British General staff placed its faith in patriotism and guts, believing that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Kershaw
ISBN: 9780753555477 0753555476
OCLC Number: 918925086
Description: xxix, 418 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Twenty-four hours at the Somme, 1 July 1916
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The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, Robert Kershaw attempts to  Read more...

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"A powerful account of this devastating day in history" * Britain at War * "Visceral and atmospheric" * Daily Telegraph * "Powerful and vividly-drawn" * Glasgow Sunday Herald * "Excellent bottom-up Read more...

 
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